Support the feature team of the week during their final home stand of the season Thursday, October 6 as the Eagles battle Carroll beginning with the freshmen and junior varsity games at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. Then celebrate Senior Night with members of the varsity team at 6:30 p.m. before the girls take the court and continue their quest for a GGCL championship.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR:
Recognizing Seniors: Help CJ congratulate Holli Kossoudji and Emma Stumpf, the Eagles only seniors, who will be recognized during a short ceremony before the game.
Eagles Eyeing Sweep: With a victory, the varsity will have swept league rival Carroll this season and will improve to 4-1 in the GGCL Grey division. In four years, the Class of 2012 is 7-0 against the Patriots at the varsity level.
Surpassing Season Highs: A win would also make the 2011 campaign the program’s most successful season since 2008 when the Eagles finished 18-4. The girls are 12-5 overall with four regular season games remaining.
Traditions: Take notice of CJ women’s volleyball traditions, such as cheering teammates before the game and prayer before and after matches. Also look for a special Senior Night tradition in which the Eagles will recognize Carroll seniors by exchanging flowers with their opponents.
All in the Family: The Stumpf sisters, Emma ’12 and Beth ’15, will take the court together at home with teammates one last time. The varsity roster includes two freshmen (B. Stumpf and Haleigh Shaw), four sophomores (Samantha Cudney, Kelsey Dufresne, Claire Meyers, Rachel Rogers), four juniors (Gretchen Bruggeman, Heidi Hess, Grace Kauth, Anna Kroger), and two seniors (E. Stumpf and Kossoudji).
WHAT YOU MAY HAVE MISSED:
Undefeated October: If the team can stay undefeated in October, CJ will solidify a share of the 2011 GGCL Grey North title. The Eagles biggest remaining match comes Tuesday, October 11 versus Alter at 6:30 p.m.
Eagles Among Area Best: Chaminade Julienne ranked third in Divisions I-II in the area girls volleyball coaches poll for October 4.
By the Numbers: All five of the team’s losses have come against state ranked teams: Mount Notre Dame, D-I No. 2; Centerville, D-I No. 20; Wyoming, D-II No. 2; McNicholas, D-II No. 5; Alter, D-II No. 10.
Catching up with Kauth: In August, the Dayton Daily News named junior Grace Kauth one of six local “Players to Watch” this season.
Traditions: For their team’s introduction during the school pep rally on Friday, September 30, seniors Holli Koussodji and Emma Stumpf adorned their two freshmen teammates with locker signs and funny costumes—a playful CJ women’s volleyball tradition that has been passed on through the years to welcome the freshmen varsity players at the first fall pep rally.